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Kristina Brandi

Country United States
Tour Debut 4
Kristina Brandi - (USA) Residence: Tampa, Florida, USA Birthdate: March 29, 1977 Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico Height: 5' 6 1/4" (1.68 m) Weight: 130 lbs. (59 kg) Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand) Status: Pro (July 1, 1995) Sanex WTA TOUR singles titles: 1 Sanex WTA TOUR doubles titles: 0 Grand Slam titles: 0 ITF Women's Circuit singles titles: 6 2001 HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES QUARTERFINALIST: Hobart GRAND SLAM (SINGLES) AND CHASE CHAMPIONSHIPS (S/D) HISTORY 01 00 99 98 97 96 95 94 AUSTRALIAN 1r 4r 2r 1r 3r -- -- -- ROLAND GARROS -- 2r 1r 1r 1r -- -- -- WIMBLEDON -- 4r 1r 1r 2r -- -- -- UNITED STATES -- 2r 1r 1r 1r 2r -- -- CHASE CHAMPS (S) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CHASE CHAMPS (D) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES WINNER (1 Sanex WTA TOUR): 1999 - 's-Hertogenbosch, ITF/Salt Lake City-USA; 1998 - ITF/Clearwater-USA, ITF/Phoenix-USA, ITF/Peachtree City-USA, ITF/Austin-USA; 1994 - ITF/Indianapolis-USA SEMIFINALIST (2): 2000 - s'Hertogenbosch; 1998 - Pattaya QUARTERFINALIST (6): 2001 - Hobart; 2000 - Birmingham, Tokyo [Princess Cup], Shanghai; 1999 - Auckland, Kuala Lumpur QUICK FACTS * Retired from her quarterfinal match at 2001 Hobart in January with a leg injury, and withdrew from 2001 Oklahoma City singles due to a virus * Collected first win over a Top 10 player at 2000 Australian Open, upsetting No. 10 Amanda Coetzer 6-1, 6-3 in the second round and then 20th-ranked Ruxandra Dragomir to reach first Grand Slam fourth round; following tournament, ranking jumped from No. 54 to a then-career high 38 * Continued strong Grand Slam season in 2000 by reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon * At 2000 Hobart, ousted sixth seed Henrieta Nagyova in the first round * Upset 10th seed Silvija Talaja in the first round at 2000 Hilton Head * Upset 17th-ranked Elena Likhovtseva in the first round of the 2000 Italian Open and improved ranking to a then-career high No. 36 * Continued her grass court success in 2000, reaching the semifinals in s'Hertogenbosch, including a 6-0, 6-1 win over sixth seed Jelena Dokic in the second round, and the quarterfinals in Birmingham * Defeated Corina Morariu to reach the quarterfinals at the 2000 Tokyo [Princess Cup], before falling to 19th-ranked Julie Halard-Decugis in three sets * Ended the 2000 season at a career-high ranking of No. 28 * Won first title on the Sanex WTA TOUR at 1999 's-Hertogenbosch, a grass court event, collecting first win over a Top 20 player, Dominique Van Roost in the quarterfinals, and defeating fifth seed Henrieta Nagyova in the first round; trailed Magdalena Maleeva a set and 0-3 in the semifinals before rallying; ranking improved to a then-career high No. 42 * Upset eighth seed Maria Alejandra Vento to reach the quarterfinals at the first event of 1999 in Auckland; later reached the quarterfinals in Kuala Lumpur * Captured her sixth title on the challenger circuit at a 1999 event in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA * In 1998, became the first American woman to win four USTA events in a single year: won first one in Clearwater, Florida, without the loss of a set; unseeded, captured her second title in Phoenix, Arizona, including wins over third seed Nathalie Dechy, sixth seed Lea Ghirardi-Rubbi, Els Callens and Lilia Osterloh; third title came in Peachtree City, Georgia, defeating second seed Janet Lee, 1998 NCAA champion Vanessa Webb and sixth seed Anne Kremer; and won fourth USTA challenger event of 1998 in Austin, Texas * Has additional wins over Cara Black, Samantha Smith, Maria Antonia Sanchez Lorenzo and Jana Nejedly * Playing in first Wimbledon in 1997, defeated Ann Grossman in the first round and then stretched second seed Monica Seles to three sets in a second-round loss * In junior competition, ranked either No. 1 or 2 in Florida in all age groups; won National Clay Courts 14s; runner-up in National Hardcourts 14s and 18s; and was part of the USA's Maureen Conolley Brinker Cup team in 1992 * Least favorite surface is clay * Coached Ola Malmquvist * Began playing tennis at age 4; introduced to the game by Harry Hopman and taught by her father, a professional tennis coach PERSONAL Father, Joe, played on the men's tour is a tennis coach who coached Pete Sampras 1989-91; mother, Jane, is a developmental specialist for children; has a younger brother, Stephen; both parents played college tennis; uncle, Andy Brandi, is women's tennis coach at the University of Florida...Graduated from Bradenton Academy in 1995 and was on the Director's List with an "A" average in 1995...Is presently taking university independent study courses...Does community service by speaking in schools...Was featured in a fitness program for American cable station, Lifetime...Superstition is to not walk on the lines on the tennis court...Says if she wasn't a pro tennis player she would be a pro ice skater...Self-described as fortunate and goal-oriented...Pet peeves are rude people and bad attitudes...Enjoys visiting Paris because there is so much history to see there...Likes the work of American water colorist John Marin, her great uncle...Enjoys biking, jet-skiing, reading, modern dance, going to plays and musicals. Sanex WTA TOUR RANKING (SEASON-ENDING, SINGLES) 2000-28; 1999-55; 1998-70; 1997-78; 1996-148; 1995-191; 1994-268; 1993-558; 1992-559 HIGHEST SINGLES RANKING: No. 28 (October 23-29, 2000; November 20-26, 2000)

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